Jellybelly

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"Jellybelly"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
Released1995
Studio sessions
Length3:01
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan

Jellybelly is a song from The Smashing Pumpkins' third studio album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Corgan considered issuing the song as album's first single but it was passed over in favor of "Bullet with Butterfly Wings".[1] The original riff dates back to 1992, when the band would jam on it during encores. Corgan has said the line "Living makes me sick, so sick I wish I'd die" is one of his all-time favorites.[2]

The song was covered by American emo group A Thorn for Every Heart on The Killer in You: A Tribute to Smashing Pumpkins.

Liner notes[edit | edit source]

Corgan, from the liner notes of the 2012 reissue:

Equipment[edit | edit source]

In the Mellon Collie sessions, Corgan used a Marshall JMP-1 rack preamp, fed into an Alesis compressor to drive extra gain.[3]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

welcome to nowhere fast
nothing here ever lasts
nothing but memories
of what never was
we're nowhere, we're nowhere, we're nowhere to be
nowhere, we're nowhere, we're nowhere to see
living makes me sick
so sick i wish i'd die
down in the belly of the beast
i can't lie
you're nowhere, you're nowhere, you're nowhere to be
nowhere, you're nowhere, you're nowhere to see
there's nothing left to do
there's nothing left to feel
doesn't matter what you want, so
to make yourself feel better
you make it so you'll never
give in to your forevers
and live for always
and forever, forever, you're forever to be
forever, forever, you're forever to me

Availability

TitleNotesType
Live At The RivieraBootleg • Live
Mellon Collie and the Infinite SadnessDisc one – Dawn to DuskStudio
The Aeroplane Flies High2013 Reissue CD 6: Live Inside the Dark GlobeCompilation
MCIS Demos IIBootleg
Billy's Gravity Demos IBootleg
The Killer in You: A Tribute to Smashing PumpkinsTribute

Tour stats

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Meredith, Amber. Chart. November 1995.
  2. Corgan, Mellon Collie 2012 reissue liner notes
  3. Brown, Jake (October 2016). "Smashing Pumpkins: A studio history with Billy Corgan, Flood, Jimmy Chamberlin, Butch Vig, Alan Moulder, and Tommy Lee". Tape-Op. Retrieved June 17, 2020.

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